The ordinary stuff #OreoCookieQuest

Hey readers,

I was asked by Britmums to share my joyous moments with my family. Oreo is celebrating The Great Oreo Quest promotion on packs now, which means anyone can pick up a pack and have a chance to win awesome prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to California and the Googleplex.

So, now as a parent living in a world where social media dominates our attitudes and influences, I thought the pressure was on. However, if you look close enough and watch your children you don’t have to look far to see the joy in the ordinary stuff.

It can be really hard with underestimating the ordinary stuff, I am one of the people who has been guilty of this. But taking a moment to relax and just be lead by what your child wants can be pleasantly enjoyable.

So, I give you my take on what is a wonderful and joyful experience that is simply coming home after school for my son and once changed having that time to play. My son struggles a bit with school because he wants to run around like a loony only problem is now that he is in year one he has to do school work, boo!

Therefore the time he has after school where he can do as he pleases is the best, especially as he has his sidekick with me to do so (his brother).

He spends three hours playing with his new additions of Fungus and Mungus, stretching them, giving them roles and having pretended play.

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He was super happy to talk to mummy uninterrupted and share the joy of his favourite toy. He loves telling me stories and getting into the roles so this is his happy moment.

He doesn’t want a lot out of life and as a parent, I could learn a thing or two. Although, I will tell you he did join getting some Oreo Cookies to add to the mix of happiness.

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Cheers for reading X

This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest, sponsored by Oreo. 

Periods after pregnancy

Hey readers,

I am on my period and it sucks physically and mentally. Each month it feels like hell!

Ever since I gave birth something happened to my biology and it impacts my emotional responses when I have a period each month.

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I feel like it is a battle mentally, I am a washed with dread. I am terrified and on edge. I feel like I am literally on eggshells, I break down at the slightest thing. I feel fragile and terrified. My adrenalin is so high and I can’t sleep which doesn’t add to the mix.
I am raging and want someone to give me concrete answers to such grey questions. I feel like I will always be like This and I get so angry because I want to run away from myself but I am stuck with me. I hate it and I get so jealous of the husband who is so carefree and relaxed. I hate anxiety, the way it torments me and makes my thoughts going into a fast racing mode. Why do I have to be like this, every fucking month? I hate it and I feel rubbish. I am non-stop shaking inside and out. I know the mood swings have got worse since I entered motherhood. Every month I am like this, there are times when I wish I could just rip out my womb!

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If the emotional side of having a period was enough to deal with there is the pain that comes along with it too and again it is considerably worse. Before my first pregnancy, I would suffer mild cramps that I could manage with some paracetamol. Now, I want to cry from the pain in my stomach. I feel like someone has punched me in the vagina and every time I have a poo it reminds me of being in labour and pushing out a baby. I can’t lift my sons up as my back during the time of the month is so achy and feels like I have spent all day bend over when in reality I have done sod all.

I just needed to rant as I have had these for six years and if sucks being female sometimes.

Cheers for reading X

Reasons why you should love winter

Hey readers,

So it is currently pouring down and the wind is blasting my hair around. It has been like this for several days and it can get more down with all the greyness. So, I thought it would be good to write some positive reasons why Winter is actually not that bad and there are some positives to this miserable and grey season.

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Let’s start off with food – not any old food but comfort food. The yummy stuff full of carbs and gravy to warm up your belly followed by sponge pudding and custard.

A valid reason to stay indoors when it is so cold and wet. You can even be forgiven for wearing your pj’s on all day. You can dose about have a duvet day, keep warm and watch as much trash as humanly possible.

If you are feeling cold a perfect way to warm up is to have a hot bath and getting all warm with fleece PJ’s.

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Blankets and hot bottles rule when it is so cold and all you can hear is the wind whistling and battering the windows. I will be honest with one of my favourite things to do is to fall asleep with the sound of rain hitting my window. It is so soothing and it makes me feel grateful that I am a safe in my warm home.

That being said you can not enjoy a winter walk in woodland and then know that you can come home to get warm again.

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Loads of cuddles keeping you nice and warm, safe from any harm and lazying around is the best knowing that you can just relax at home with your loved ones.

Hot chocolate is the desired beverage – perfect to warm your cockles and feel all cozy inside.

What kind of things do you like about Winter?

Cheers for reading X

 

Relaxed

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

Sometimes, if I am honest I can get overwhelmed before the half term as the prospect of having two boisterous children during the holidays fills me with dread. However, I have to say it hasn’t been too bad. The boys love playing together and not too many meltdowns. I have been relaxed and that makes a huge difference.

My eldest has made me his first ever cup of tea. He was so pleased because he has been so desperate to make me one. It was a lovely little surprise. Don’t worry he didn’t just do it himself but with assistance from his daddy. Then he was like I want to get a plain cup and he wanted to write with the sharpie pens ‘I love mummy and daddy’ and it was like an awwww moment, bless him!

Hope you have had a good week,

Cheers for reading X

Cash Lady giving a helping hand.

Hey readers,

Life can be hard especially in January with limited money in your bank accounts. Bills need paying, endless money needs to be paid to your children’s school for lessons, trips and God know’s what else. Food needs to be sorted and I know as I am a person who is currently struggling with financial issues and I can tell you it can be bloody hard work. The stress and anxiety can have an impact on your home life, money can be viewed as materialistic but for simple things like milk for your child’s breakfast cereal, washing powder to clean your clothes etc then really it is about survival.

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One solution to finding a quick income when you desperately need is Cash Lady. A short-term loan company who cares about their customers’ needs – they focus on the right plan for you and your needs. They are award-winning loans ranging from £100 to £1000.  Cash for Lady is focused on 100% security and you can apply for a loan online for free and be knowing that the company is FCA authorised. You can apply for short term loan online really quickly as it is accessible 24/7 and they do not charge for making an application.

Another issue with regarding loans is bad credit loans where the chances of you getting a loan are slim because you have previously failed to keep up agreed payments with you and a company such as overdraft form a bank like Nationwide or a mobile phone contract such as Carphonewarehouse resulting in giving you a marker as such for money loaners to be cautious. However, Cash for Lady does work with individuals who have bad credit. When applying you’ll request an amount over a set period, on top of which interest will be charged.  If you stick to the plan and pay the money you then are granted a positive marker is left on your credit file.

Cheers for reading X

 

Problems only bigger boobed women will understand

Hey readers,

I have a confession to make I hate my breasts because I am a size DD and the right pain in the back and not the fact that buying bras is a breast ache and having to get a bloody loan out to pain for them.

Here are my reasons why big boobs suck!

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1) They give you a backache and that kills, especially when you have to carry a child to bed in the evenings.

2) They are harder to the finder and then become more expensive.

3) No way would I suit a bralette, which is a shame as they are so God damn pretty.

3) I can’t run As the boobies bounce everywhere so I may as well kiss goodbye if I want to run after that bus and accept that I am going to be late 😉

4) The prospect of going bra shopping sends you into a sweat and there is nothing worse than trying to find a size that actually fits you in a ‘normal’ shop.

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5) You dream of having the funds for breast reduction.

6) The pain of a button shirt and constantly having a gap there. You can’t go out in public because you are scared your pop open.

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7) What do my toes look like?!

8) You thought it was bad enough until you get pregnant and then they grow some.

9) In the summer you have under breast sweat….joy!

10) I hate having to wear a swimsuit because it never fits right and has a major fear of my boobies pop out in the swimming baths.

11) Can never wear anything backlace.

12) Can’t wear low tops without looking like a s**t.

13) Never sleep on my stomach, I would never get any rest but pain.

14) I can never wear long necklaces because they make me feel self-conscious and worry they may go right in my cleavage.

Cheers for reading X